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Sport in Society
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October 1995 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Sport in Society brings needed attention and great insight to the expanding power of sport in culture, especially in regard to race, gender, and class. This anthology covers an exceptional range of problems, topics, and issues in pieces that are accessible and to the point. . . . An ideal collection, with substantial and provocative individual selections, a diverse and stimulating array of subjects and, behind it all, a commitment to conscience and social responsibility that is all the more remarkable for its rarity. This scholarly and readable anthology will be of great value to academics, professionals, and the thinking public. For those who not only enjoy sports but also care about them and their role in society, this work is essential reading. Serious, but fun, down-to-earth but not glib, Sport in Society sheds new light on both our sports and our society." --Professor Michael Real Telecommunications and Film Department San Diego State University The crucial issues of the day coalesce around the sports arena. Bridging the gap between scholarship and journalism, Sport in Society takes on the key topics of our times--race, gender, and violence--as they play out in the world of sports. Richard Lapchick, a leading commentator and activist in the area of sport sociology, brings together well-known writers from both academia and journalism to examine many of the more pressing issues that confront sports. In addition to the topics of gender, race, and violence, other parts of the book explore the role of the media, the international scene, and some real-life heroes. Sport in Society will be of interest to individuals across a range of disciplines, what one reviewer calls the "jock academics" in sociology, anthropology, physical education, and communication. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on sport sociology in sociology and physical education.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: RACE IN SPORT
Richard E Lapchick
Race and College Sports
A Long Way to Go  
Donald Siegel
Higher Education and the Plight of the Black Male Althlete
Dean F Anderson
Cultural Diversity on Campus
A Look at Intercollegiate Football Coaches  
Richard E Lapchick
A Step in the Right Direction
The Presidents Meet the Black Coaches  
Richard E Lapchick
The 1994 Racial Report Card
Richard E Lapchick
There is Gold at the End of this Rainbow
Jesse Jackson Steps Up to the Plate  
Richard E Lapchick
The Use of Native American Names and Mascots in Sports
Richard E Lapchick
Seated at the Table of Brotherhood
Sport Transforms LaGrange, Georgia  
 
PART TWO: GENDER IN SPORT
Donna Lopiano
Growing Up with Gender Discrimination in Sports
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Gender Equity in Athletics Title IX Fact Sheet
Jackson Katz
Masculinity and Sports Culture
Byron Hurt
The Image of the Black Male
Alison Bass
How Jocks View Women
Richard E Lapchick
David Williams and Family Choices
Debra E Blum
Slow Progress on Equity
Richard E Lapchick
Eliminating the Battle of the Sexes in College Sport
 
PART THREE: ATHLETIC USES AND ABUSES
Stanton Wheeler
Knowns and Unknowns in Intercollegiate Athletics
A Report to the President's Commission  
Raymond Yasser
Athletic Scholarship Disarmament
Richard E Lapchick
Academic Standards for Athletes
A Debate in Black and White  
Richard E Lapchick
Two Ways to Go
Only One Is a Winner  
Ed Sherman and Barry Tempkin
Student-Athletes
So Much Work, So Little Time  
Shelly Sanford and Suzanne Halliburton
Spotting, Treating Troubled Athletes Can Be Difficult
Richard E Lapchick
Athletes Learn the Lesson
The Lou Harris Survey  
Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
A New Beginning for A New Century
Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States  
 
PART FOUR: STEREOTYPES, MYTHS AND REALITIES ABOUT ATHLETES
Lawrence A Wenner
Intersections as Dangerous Places
 
Theories and Role Models in Sport Studies
Richard E Lapchick
Gender Violence and Lessons Learned from the Simpson Case
Richard E Lapchick
Violence in Sports
Gary A Sailes
An Investigation of Campus Stereotypes
The Myth of Black Athletic Superiority and the Dumb Jock Stereotype  
Richard E Lapchick
The Rules of the Game Are Changing
College Coaches in the 1990s  
Richard E Lapchick
The Need for a New Code of Ethics Going Beyond the NCAA
 
PART FIVE: MEDIA AND SPORT
Ron Thomas
Black Faces Still Rare in the Press Box
Mary Schmitt
The State of Women in Sports Media
Bethany Shifflett and Rhonda Revelle
Gender Equity in Sports Media Coverage
A Review of the NCAA News  
Sandy Padwe
Hear No Evil, See No Evil
 
PART SIX: SPORT IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
Richard E Lapchick
The Modern Olympic Games
A Political Cauldron  
Richard E Lapchick
Under African Skies
Richard E Lapchick
The Role of Sport in the Destruction of Apartheid
 
PART SEVEN: THE BEAUTY OF SPORT
Richard E Lapchick and Mary Frances Anderson
Hope
Richard E Lapchick
Reggie Lewis
An Incredible Tribute to a Remarkable Man  
Richard E Lapchick
Tom Osborne and Willie Stewart
Two Coaches Linked by Commitment  
Richard E Lapchick
Muhammad Ali
The People's Champion, Once and Still  
Richard E Lapchick
Darryl Williams
The Ultimate Role Model  
Richard E Lapchick
Conclusion

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